State Beach San Elijo
State Beach offers swimming, surfing and picnicking. The narrow, bluff-backed
stretch of sand has a nearby reef popular with snorkelers and divers.
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use parking lot costs $4
is available along the West side of Highway 101
From Interstate 5, exit at Birmingham Drive and go west
Turn left on San Elijo Avenue
Turn right on Chesterfield Drive
Turn right on Coast Highway
The entrance to the campground will be on your left, but you cannot
turn left into the campground. Instead, go just past the entrance
300 yards where there is a left turn lane for turning into Day Use
Parking, and U-Turn to come back to the main entrance.
(San Elijo State Beach) Facilities:
Rules, and Regulations:
required. Call 619-793-5091. Online
reservations can be made here.
closed February and March.
include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer,
additonal vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, or provide a letter
from a parent granting permission to camp. All juveniles must be in
their own campsite after 10 PM.
hours are 10 PM - 6 AM. Visitors not staying overnight must be out by
10 PM. Generator
hours are from 10 AM - 8 PM.
is limited to 8 people maximum.
sites are limited to 2 vehicles, and all wheels must stay on pavement.
Standard sites allow 3 vehicles. There is no parking for more vehicles.
A trailer is counted as a vehicle.
must be on a leash less than 6 feet at all times. They may not be left
outside at night.
and glass containers are NOT allowed on the beach or beyond your campsite.
park plants are protected. Do not cut or attach items, such as ropes,
to any plants.
assignment is by random drawing at 9 AM during summer season and holidays.
stay during High Season (June - September) is 7 nights. All persons
and equipment must vacate for a minimum of 48 hours before beginning
Oceanfront sites available. Oceanfront sites are on a bluff overlooking
beach and have no shade.
on the San Diego Coast, which has been called the Riviera of the West,
Cardiff State Beach has a gently sloping sandy beach with warm water.
wish to bring your own barbecue, it must be elevated off the ground Parking:
fee per vehicle
parking also available Directions:
Interstate 5, exit at Birmingham Drive and go west
left on San Elijo Avenue
right on Chesterfield Drive
left on Coast Highway
located at the mouth of San Elijo Lagoon
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